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Event: UNCCD COP 12[viewed]

The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey.

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Event: DCF Symposium on Development Cooperation for People and Planet: What Will it Take?[viewed]

A Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-Level Symposium will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 8-10 April 2015.

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Event: 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol[viewed]

The 27th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 27) to the Montreal Protocol will convene from 1-5 November 2015.

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Event: Sustainable Land Management Week[viewed]

Events held during Sustainable Land Management Week (SLM) will incorporate the needs and priorities of land administration in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region in support of the post-2015 development agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on the Indicator Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The UN Statistics Division is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda, to be held back-to-back with the 46th session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC 46), which takes place on 3-6 March 2015.

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Event: G20 Development Working Group Meeting[viewed]

The Group of 20 (G20) Development Working Group (DWG) will hold its first meeting in 2015 in support of the Turkish Presidency's priority of "buttressing sustainability".

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Event: First Working Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sovereign Debt Restructuring[viewed]

At the first working session of the ad hoc committee on sovereign debt restructuring processes, the committee will elect its Chair and the other members of the Bureau, adopt the provisional agenda (A/AC.284/2015/1) and approve the organization of work.

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Event: SDSN and Investec Asset Management Financing for Sustainable Development Conference[viewed]

Co-organized by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Investec Asset Management, this event will bring together high-level financial executives to discuss climate finance, infrastructure finance and global partnerships, among other issues.

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BBNJ Working Group Concludes Mandate, Agrees on Nature of Future Instrument[viewed]

Delegates at the ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) reached consensus on the legally binding nature of a future agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of BBNJ under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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Negotiations Consider Four Elements of Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

At the first sessions of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, UN Member States and other participants addressed the four elements expected to comprise the new agenda: a declaration; a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, along with eventual indicators; their means of implementation (MOI) and a new Global Partnership for Development; and follow-up and review of implementation. The “stocktaking session” was the first of eight scheduled sessions to prepare the outcome that will be adopted at the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015.

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